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IGF MAG Renewal 2022 
General guidance and notes to take into consideration regarding nominations for a position on the MAG

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The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) was established by the ‎United Nations Secretary-General in 2006 to assist the Secretary-General in convening the annual IGF ‎meeting by advising on the programme and schedule. MAG members serve in their personal capacity, but ‎are expected to have established linkages within stakeholder communities. More information is available in ‎the MAG Terms of Reference. ‎

The United Nations Secretary-General appoints members, with careful consideration of the ‎recommendations made by stakeholder groups and nominations from the broader community. The overall ‎composition of the MAG should have a regional, stakeholder and gender balance and in this light ‎nominators are requested to review past and returning MAG member affiliations. Further, the Secretary-‎General launched the gender parity strategy in September 2017 as part of a system-wide campaign to ‎advance this priority at the United Nations.‎

Members coming from the Government stakeholder group may hold up to 40% of the total number of ‎seats on the MAG, with the remaining percentage shared equally across the three other stakeholder ‎groups, i.e. civil society, private sector and the technical community. Individual appointments are for a one ‎‎(1)-year term, with a maximum of three (3) consecutive terms. Former IGF Host Countries hold one seat ‎each on the MAG. Treaty-based intergovernmental organizations can also hold observer seats on the ‎MAG.  
Countries that were not represented or were under-represented in previous MAG compositions will have ‎an advantage over those that have had continuous or frequent representation on the MAG.‎
At the end of the 2021 IGF cycle, twenty (20) MAG members are due to be rotated out. ‎

‎2022 Membership balance
The 2022 composition will aim at having approximately 40% government’s representation, with other ‎stakeholder groups having equal number of members. The overall 2022 MAG membership composition will ‎balance the number of stakeholder groups across regions by region’s population and number of member ‎states.‎

In addition to gender parity, the MAG 2022 selection will give due consideration to representation of ‎stakeholders with experience in youth engagement, including through the National, Regional and Youth IGF ‎Initiatives (NRIs), as well as stakeholders with high level profiles and rich experience in Internet governance ‎policies, across all stakeholder and regional groups. This is in line with ongoing efforts to strengthen the IGF.‎

Countries that were not represented or were underrepresented in previous MAG compositions, will have ‎an advantage over those that have had continuous or frequent representation on the MAG. Below is the ‎historical overview of countries’ representation per the UN regional groups, with indication in parentheses ‎in case of multiyear1 ‎representation:‎

AFRICA 
Countries that have been represented on the MAG: Algeria, Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Comoros, Republic ‎of Congo, DR Congo, Egypt (5), Gambia, Ghana (3), Ivory Coast, Kenya (5), Mauritius (2), Madagascar, ‎Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria ‎‎(9), Niger, Senegal (4), Somalia, South Africa (3), Sudan (2), Togo, Tunisia (2), ‎Uganda (3), Zambia, Zimbabwe (2).‎
Countries that have not been represented on the MAG: Angola, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, ‎Central African Republic, Chad, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, ‎Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Sierra ‎Leone, South Sudan, Swaziland, UR Tanzania.‎

ASIA PACIFIC 
Countries that have been represented on the MAG: Afghanistan, Bangladesh (3), China (15), Fiji (2), India ‎‎(8), Indonesia (3), Iran (2), ‎Japan (5), Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan (4), ‎Philippines (2), Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, ‎Singapore (2), Sri Lanka (2), Thailand, United Arab Emirates ‎‎(2), Vanuatu, Vietnam (2). ‎
Countries that have not been represented on the MAG: Bahrain, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam,  Cyprus, ‎Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Iran (Islamic Republic of),  Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Republic, ‎Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated, States of), Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Oman, Palau, ‎Papua New Guinea,  Qatar, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Timor-‎Leste, Tonga, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Yemen.‎

EASTERN EUROPE 
Countries that have been represented on the MAG: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina ‎‎(3), Bulgaria (2), Croatia (2), Czech Republic (2), Estonia, Georgia, Hungary (2), ‎Latvia, Lithuania (2), ‎Macedonia, Moldova, Poland (3), Romania (2), Russia (7), Serbia (3), Slovakia, Ukraine.‎
Countries that have not been represented on the MAG: Albania, Montenegro, Slovenia.‎

GRULAC 
Countries that have been represented on the MAG: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina (6), Bahamas, ‎Barbados (2), Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil (8), Chile (3), Colombia (3), Costa Rica (2), Cuba, ‎Ecuador ‎‎(2), El Salvador, Jamaica, Mexico (3), Paraguay, Peru (2), Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago (2), ‎Uruguay (3), ‎Venezuela.‎
Countries that have not been represented on the MAG: Belize, Dominica,  Dominican Republic, Grenada, ‎Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and ‎the Grenadines. ‎

WEOG 
Countries that have been represented on the MAG: Australia (7), Austria, Belgium (2), Canada (4), Finland ‎‎(4), France (6), Germany (6), ‎Greece, Italy (3), Netherlands (3), New Zealand (3), Portugal (2), Spain (3), ‎Sweden (4), Switzerland (2), UK (8), ‎USA (18).‎
Countries that have not been represented on the MAG: Andorra, Denmark, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, ‎Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Norway, San Marino. 
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Former IGF Host Countries hold one permanent seat each on the MAG: Greece, Brazil, India, Egypt, ‎Lithuania, Kenya, Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Turkey, Brazil, Mexico, Switzerland, France and Germany.‎

‎*Please note that the overall composition depends on several considerations including the nominations ‎received, as well as the final decision of the UN Secretary-General.‎

List of members that are due to be rotated out
The table below indicates the MAG members who have served three (3) consecutive terms ‎on the MAG in addition to those no longer being able to continue serving. ‎

Title

Last Name, First Name

Regional Group

Stakeholder Group

Mr.

Afonso, Carlos Alberto

GRULAC

Civil Society

Ms.

AlHashimi, Hana

Asia Pacific

Government

Ms.

Canales Loebel, Maria Paz

GRULAC

Civil Society

Mr.

Castex, Lucien

WEOG

Technical Community

Ms.

Chair, Chenai

Africa

Civil Society

Ms.

Chalmers, Susan

WEOG

Government

Mr.

Charlton, Paul

WEOG

Government

Mr.

Chharia, Rajesh

Asia Pacific

Technical Community

Mr.

Chukov, Roman

Eastern Europe

Government

Ms.

Edoh, Afi

Africa

Technical Community

Ms.

Harsianti, Juliana

Asia Pacific

Civil Society

Mr.

Khanal, Raj Ananda

Asia Pacific

Government

Mr.

Perez, Ricardo Andres

GRULAC

Government

Ms.

Rontal, Mary Rose Ofianga

Asia Pacific

Private Sector

Ms.

Sikingo, Alaa

Africa

Government

Mr.

Tao, Xiaofeng

Asia Pacific

Technical Community

Mr.

Tungali, Arsene

Africa

Civil Society

Ms.

Peresson, Sophie

WEOG

Private Sector

Ms.

Alzaki, Hazar

Asia Pacific

Private Sector

Ms.

Mukanova, Ayazhan

Asia Pacific

Government


1Corresponds to one tenure of up to three consecutive years.

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